Episode #3

Irish Builder

Stephen Garvey

Stephen Garvey is co-founder and CEO of Glenveagh Properties, one of the largest home builders in Ireland. Stephen started building in his early twenties, successfully scaling his dad’s contracting business, before launching Bridgedale Homes in 2003. In 2017, he partnered with global asset manager Oaktree, merging Bridgedale into Glenveagh. Now, Stephen is laser-focused on dominating the Irish housing market by disrupting the traditional business model, including building his own drone department.

In this Episode

In this in-depth conversation, Stephen discusses how nearly 20 years of construction experience lead him to co-found Glenveagh Properties with Oaktree, one of the largest asset management firms in the world and how he plans to grow the group into the largest homebuilder in Ireland. From the early days of working with his father, Stephen learned that most builders are stuck in the past and he strongly believes the residential construction industry is primed for disruption. By unleashing innovation to streamline development, Stephen plans to get to the top and create one of the most efficient homebuilders on earth.